The following is an interview with Angelo Bido of Elia Taverna, conducted by Discover Marblehead. To try Elia’s authentic Greek cuisine, stop by the restaurant at 261 Washington St. or make a reservation at eliatavernama.com.
Tell us about Elia Taverna. Elia is a family-run Greek restaurant with homemade recipes that we grew up on. We wanted to bring these recipes to life for more people to enjoy. Marblehead was an area for us to create this experience for the community. Some of our many goals include providing great food, great service and creating friendships with our customers.
What is your role with Elia Taverna? I have been with Elia since the beginning. I run the day-to-day operations. I’ve made many friendships in Marblehead because of the restaurant, and I will continue to provide the best service I can for the community.
What are some of the special events at Elia? Each week we have events at the restaurant. Every Tuesday, we have pasta night, where we create three different Greek pasta entrees. When we first opened, a lot of people did not know much about Greek wines, so we started a monthly wine tasting. We pair each course with a different wine. We create a beautiful atmosphere with live Greek music playing in the background. Our Greek wine expert, Yiannis, is also in attendance, explaining each wine to those who attend the wine-tasting dinners.
What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received? The best piece of business advice I have ever received would have to be, “Find a job that you enjoy doing every day to the point where it doesn’t feel like a job.”
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